Corona: Tevilah on onat perishah
1 October, 2020
I was supposed to go to the mikva last week but had to push it off because of quarantine. Now I am supposed to go tonight which is one of the days of my Onat Perishah. Do I go?
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If your veset is during the day, i.e., your last period began during the day, and you are observing the night as an onat perishah out of stringency, then you may immerse and even have relations tonight.
If your veset is at night, then you should not have relations, even on mikveh night. There is debate about whether immersion itself is permitted for the purpose of other physical contact under these circumstances. Our site’s rabbinic supervisor, Rav Yehuda Henkin, permits immersion in this case.
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